Annual Report 2009, Vienna

140 Papers were presented at ECER 2009 within the VETNET network. The evaluation and selection (double blind review) was – as in the years before – performed by volunteers. A significant increase was recorded in the amount of research workshops and symposiums. 80% of the sessions are paper sessions. The quantity is all right. The quality can in parts still be improved. More information when the interim VETNET Board meeting is to be held in Berlin or Bremen in the beginning of the new year!

Further information:

1.  Graham Attwell has launched a new VETNET site http://vetnet.mixxt.org/ supported by Pontydysgu and by VETNET Convenor.

2.  Ludger Deitmer has established close contact to the new EERA president (Lejf Moos, DK University of Arhuis)

3.  VETNET has developed an approach for introducing multimedia support (a rich baskett of interesting video interviews from participants at VIENNA) to ECER conferences and is piloting this approach in collaboration with Pontydysgu. A corresponding funding proposal has been submitted to the Council of EERA. Results are presented on the EERA Page!!

2. Discussion (Moderator Pekka Kämäräinen, Co-opted board member)

The points were raised in the discussion:

1.   The papers are sometimes too local, too specific to the discussion of the national educational system. It is important to illustrate the reference to the European context. This has to be strengthened for coming events.

2.   If somehow possible, not more than three papers should be presented per session in order to leave good time for discussions and questions.

3.   Furthermore, it should be considered that empirical and conceptional-theoretical will be presented.

4.  The VETNET meeting „in between“should be continued. The Board will organize either for Berlin or another place! Convenor has to clarify and invite in 2009 for this event app around the End of January 2010.

5.  The events „panel session“ and „social event“ were well organized and found high interest. Special thanks to Lorenz Lasnigg the this year programme chair. Lorenz and Convenor cooperated well and it helped to make Vienna a strong event under the manifold VETNET meetings!

6.  Which and how many streams should be offered in the future? Maybe a system from macro to micro would be useful, if necessary with 7 streams.

7.  VETNET has now three web addresses:

140 Papers were presented at ECER 2009 within the VETNET network. The evaluation and selection (double blind review) was – as in the years before – performed by volunteers. A significant increase was recorded in the amount of research workshops and symposiums. 80% of the sessions are paper sessions. The quantity is all right. The quality can in parts still be improved. More information when the interim VETNET Board meeting is to be held in Berlin or Bremen in the beginning of the new year!

Further information:

1.  Graham Attwell has launched a new VETNET site http://vetnet.mixxt.org/ supported by Pontydysgu and by VETNET Convenor.

2.  Ludger Deitmer has established close contact to the new EERA president (Lejf Moos, DK University of Arhuis)

3.  VETNET has developed an approach for introducing multimedia support (a rich baskett of interesting video interviews from participants at VIENNA) to ECER conferences and is piloting this approach in collaboration with Pontydysgu. A corresponding funding proposal has been submitted to the Council of EERA. Results are presented on the EERA Page!!

2. Discussion (Moderator Pekka Kämäräinen, Co-opted board member)

The points were raised in the discussion:

1.   The papers are sometimes too local, too specific to the discussion of the national educational system. It is important to illustrate the reference to the European context. This has to be strengthened for coming events.

2.   If somehow possible, not more than three papers should be presented per session in order to leave good time for discussions and questions.

3.   Furthermore, it should be considered that empirical and conceptional-theoretical will be presented.

4.  The VETNET meeting „in between“should be continued. The Board will organize either for Berlin or another place! Convenor has to clarify and invite in 2009 for this event app around the End of January 2010.

5.  The events „panel session“ and „social event“ were well organized and found high interest. Special thanks to Lorenz Lasnigg the this year programme chair. Lorenz and Convenor cooperated well and it helped to make Vienna a strong event under the manifold VETNET meetings!

6.  Which and how many streams should be offered in the future? Maybe a system from macro to micro would be useful, if necessary with 7 streams.

7.  VETNET has now three web addresses:

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